Tag: new year’s eve

‘Tis the Season for Party Dresses! Find Your Style at Sip & Shop Last Bash Thursday, 12/22 4pm – 8pm


In the scramble to finish your holiday shopping, don’t lose your sparkle!  With Christmas Eve and  New Year’s Eve right around the corner, Boutique 44 can help you find the perfect outfit for a night out or a night in! 

Baltimore Will Have a Ball Drop on New Year’s Eve

via Game/Facebook
via Game/Facebook

catch of the day fish (2)Maryland is home to plenty of interesting object drops to ring in the New Year. There’s the crab in Easton, the Princess Anne muskrat, and we can’t forget the Hagerstown doughnut. Baltimore has the Disco Ball Drop in Hampden. And this year, a new bar is set to add another descending doodad that’s recognizable to all viewers of all ages.

Live on CNN: Easton’s New Year’s Eve Crab Drop


crabdropIf you’ve always wanted to see Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin narrate as a giant crab descends down a pole to mark the New Year on the Eastern Shore, tonight’s your chance.

Dine New Year’s Eve at Petit Louis


Petit Louis

catch of the day fish (2)Still wondering what to do for New Years? You’re not alone. Making New Years plans can be tricky, particularly if you’ve waited until after the Christmas madness to start considering your options. It can be a bit like going grocery shopping while hungry: just not a wise idea. You’ve already attended more holiday parties than you can count, dressed for every occasion, and cooked and cleaned for guest after guest. Which is why, by now, many of us can feel more than eager to spend New Years Eve in our Snuggies, on the couch, watching those with more energy than us celebrating in Times Square. But there is a better way.

Baltimore Fishbowl Weekend



Get Up & Go! Get Ready to Ring it in!

After all the shopping, wrapping, cooking, dining, and hosting in past week– we all deserve a breather. But it’s not the new year just yet. That means now is the perfect opportunity to take advantage of end-of-the-year sales, and to find the perfect New Year’s outfit (and party, and date). Don’t worry. You’ve still got plenty of time.

First, a public service announcement: Harbor East is continuing their offer of complimentary parking throughout the weekend, so that’s just one more reason it’s the ideal place to hunt for the perfect New Years frock. And while you’re down by the harbor, swing by Hats in the Belfry to pick up the perfect New Years fascinator to go with it.

If you have absolutely no shopping left in you, fair enough. You can still get your harbor’s worth with an afternoon (or evening) skating with the whole family at the Inner Harbor ice rink. Or, for some totally solo post-holiday rejuvenating, you can head to Charm City Yoga’s special event tonight. It’s an evening that starts off with a restorative yoga class, and moves into a concert by Wynne Paris, a Kirtan musician.

And then, of course, there’s the question of New Year’s Eve. Today’s recommendation for those still making plans is the gala dinner at Charleston— with a menu specially created for the occasion by chef Cindy Wolf. Come early before you head off to your late-evening affair, or stay until midnight and view the fireworks from the promenade.



In Case You Missed “Baby New Year” in Hampden

Hampden's Baby New Year Bob Hosler flanked by Margaret Baird (left) and Kathy Flann (right)
Hampden’s Baby New Year, Bob Hosier, flanked by Margaret Baird (left) and Kathy Flann (right), plus unidentified photo bomber — all photos by Howard Yang

In case you missed New Year’s Eve on 34th Street this year — in case you’ve possibly never attended the loud, crowded and festive disco-ball-dropping ceremony — here’s a quick photo tour. Above, beloved Hampden resident Bob Hosier, 56, who’s been strapping on a big-boy diaper, a monster pacifier and bonnet, and parading his block to mark the moment of each New Year’s arrival, since 1988.

Ringing in the New Year in Baltimore


We sent our roving photographer out again to record what was up the week after Christmas.  What did he find?  Good wishes for the new year and plenty of hijinks on NYE.  Happy New Year, Baltimore. – The Eds. 

Baltimore’s Swankiest New Year’s Eve


13 Floor New Year's

catch of the day fish (2)So on Friday we gave our recommendation for a great New Year’s Eve party that promises to be Baltimore’s “sexiest.” E-Villa’s event is sure to be super fun, yet classy and affordable. What more could you ask for? Well, some might feel the need to ring in 2013 by busting out the cummerbunds, tails, sequins, et al. And why not? “It’s only once a year,” as they say. So if you’re looking to spend the night feeling like an F. Scott Fitzgerald character (and who isn’t?), have your driver drop you and your date off in front of The Belvedere, check your mink at the door, and head up the elevator to the 13th Floor for a dazzling night.